Raiders News: Marcel Reece named senior vice president, chief of staff
The Las Vegas Raiders front office has been in the news lately and the reports haven’t exactly been positive. However, Friday brought good news for the Silver and Black executives, with former full-back Marcel Reece being named senior vice-president, chief of staff, according to the Las Vegas Review – Journal’s Mick Akers.
Reece was a 6’0″, 230-pound wide receiver for the University of Washington who caught 39 passes for 761 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, and his 98-yard touchdown reception is the longest play from scrimmage. in Huskie history.. However, he was considered a “tweener” and went undrafted in 2008, signing with the Miami Dolphins before moving to Oakland.
The Raiders eventually moved Reece back and found ways to involve him in the passing game as well as the rushing offense. He finished his eight-year career with 212 catches for 2,088 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 185 carries, 844 rushing yards and three other rushing scores. The second-team All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler is widely regarded as one of the franchise’s best players of the early 2010s.
Since retiring in 2016, Reece has remained involved with the organization and was named Senior Advisor to the Owner and Vice President in 2020. He was appointed Director of Human Resources more recently and has now received another promotion.
Akers notes that Reece assumed his new role on May 21, about two weeks after the organization announced Dan Ventrelle as president. Hopefully the former player can bring some stability to owner Mark Davis and Raiders management in his new position.